Inaugural Fight for Peace UK network training weekend held in Tamworth

26/03/2017 – Fight for Peace alumni from across the UK recently gathered in Tamworth for the inaugural UK Network Training Weekend. The two day event, named Give a Little, Gain a Lot, focused on knowledge and expertise exchange and relationship building among community based organisations (CBOs) that have completed the UK Alumni Programme since its inception in 2014.

The event, which consisted of workshops, discussions, network exchange and team building exercises, was attended by fifteen representatives from a total of seven Fight for Peace alumni. Approaches to the common areas of fundraising, education and communications were discussed in workshops over the course of the weekend, while each of the organisations present gave an update of their challenges and achievements since participating on UK AP.

The UK Alumni Programme offers CBOs access to Fight for Peace’s principles and methodology through intensive training, twelve months consultancy support and an toolkit of resources. To date, thirty organisations have completed the programme, with 98% adding or strengthening the services they offer to young people based on Fight for Peace’s Five Pillar model.

Upon completion of UK AP, CBOs become part of the Global Network whereby Fight for Peace offers ongoing support to develop programming and organisational structures through webinars, one-to-one consultancy, exchange visits and training workshops.

On this, the first of such training events, Fight for Peace was delighted to count on the presence of the following organisations: Nottingham School of Boxing, Prince of Wales Youth Club, Pat Benson Boxing Academy, Redditch Community ABC, Tamworth Boxing, The Hideaway Youth Project and Vulcan Learning Centre.

A special thank you to Alan Keast and everyone at Tamworth Boxing for their warm hospitality in hosting the training event.